Peg (unit)

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A peg is a unit of volume for measuring liquor in India and Nepal.

Most probably derived from UK Fluid Ounce ( 28.41 millilitres) from India's British colonial past as 1 peg = 1 Ounce.

Now, presumably for convenience, one peg measure equals 30 millilitres.

The terms "large peg" and "small peg" are used, equal to 60 mL and 30 mL, respectively, with "peg" simply referring to a small peg.

In India liquor's alcohol content is fixed at 42.8% ABV, it follows that a peg of liquor contains 25.68 mL of pure alcohol, or 20.26 g.

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A peg is informally considered as an amount of alcoholic drink that is taken at a single shot.